Kendall Hoyt

Kendall Hoyt was a fellow in New America's Cybersecurity Initiative. She is an assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth where she studies U.S. biodefense policy and biomedical research and development strategy. She is also a lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where she teaches courses on technology and biosecurity. She is the author of Long Shot: Vaccines for National Defense (Harvard University Press, 2012). She serves as an advisor to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (a World Economic Forum initiative) and is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex and a Cybersecurity Initiative fellow at New America.

Hoyt received her PhD in the history and social study of science and technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and was a fellow in the International Security program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2002−2004. Prior to obtaining her degree, she worked in the International Security and International Affairs division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey and Company, and the Center for the Management of Innovation and Technology at the National University of Singapore.

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